Saturday, July 19, 2008

The good the bad and the ugly!!!

This is predicted to be a long post!!! Grab a cuppa...
Well since my last post a bit has been happening.
Our trip to Soverign Hill was cancelled due to snow fall and black ice on the roads. My history with black ice has ended up in disaster each and every time so i did not want to chance it (may be i should have).... SO Fleur, Lauchy, Blaine and i went to the museum. After spending easily 40 minutes looking to find a park we got lucky and found a spot. WE both made sure we checked the signs and paid for the parking metre and off we went. Lunch 1st up and waited half an hour to get to order. Bellys full and off we went to check out some educational babble. Kids were bouncing off the walls and after about 3 hours we decided to head outside for the kids to run off some steam. Of course as we were at Carlton Gardens i had to take some pics and then headed for the car.....Fleur politely turns to me and says is that your car they are towing...... wholey shit I ran like the wind. After pleading and begging and a bit of bribery and the kids screaming their heads off becasue they were so scared the a@$eholes drove off with the car with nothing and no directions to where they were taking it. As you can imagine I was a little upset (thats an understatement) and we walked from the city to Collingwood in the cold and getting dark night with 2 5 year olds. We finally managed to locate the depot by following the maggots with other cars they had towed and i went in their with guns firing....... I can now say that our children know each and every swear word in the English language, i tell you I gave it to them. After $320 to release the car I was allowed into the lot only to find another fine of $130. I jumped into the car, slamming the door, reving the shizenhour out of it to go to take off with a huge skid, but no dickhead me stalled it which made me even angryer. I finally got to do the big skid out of the lot and picked up Fleur and the kids. Poor Fleur, held onto life. I think i really scared her. She whispered "do you think you need to pull over to calm down" to my reply NO!!! and then followed in an ocean of tears...... Then i had no idea where we were, so after driving around and heading to the city (figured I could find my way home from there) we drove home very quiet and very sedate! I can honestly say it was a really shitful day and i am sure Fleur will vouch for that.

A few girls from SC hit the town on a Friday night for dinner, drinks and a movie. We went to the Fountain Gate Hotel and I have to say the meals were huge and delicious. We had a great time and headed up to the cinema's were tragedy happened. Poor Lyndall went to the toilet and had her hand bag stollen. The poor girl had lost the lot and even missed out on the movie. It cost her a new phone, new keys for the car and house as well as a new ignition and a hand bag.... She is having so much bad luck..... But on a positive side, we saw mamma Mia and it was bloody brilliant. We all plan on doing the whole night over again. It was fantastic and i recommend it to all of you to see.
Here are a bunch of spunks!!! hehe
Over at Scrapbook Capital, our DT/Page maps comeptition has come to an end and the talent that was produced was mind blowing. In saying that, the decision to select a designer team was extremely difficult. I wish i could use them all but sadly my finances dont stretch that far. The overall winner of the page maps competition went to Maria aka J@zzi...... Maria chose the BG magnetic board and magnet as her prize. I hope you enjoy your prize Maria.

I decided to work out what i had at SC and what SC needed in terms of promotion and product use, so thats what i based the final decision on. Julie Heard continues as a SC Artist and will also be running a class or 2 at the retreat, so that will be very exciting. Fleur will also pop in from time to time to teach us in tutorials as well. Hetty Hall also joins the artist team with her amazing talent and as she is now on the Kaiser team, I am sure we will all be blown away with her OTP talent as well as her beautiful layouts.

The 1st DT member is Sharon Lee who will concerntrate mainly on cards and will be running class tutorials monthly on "how to" in card making. The 2nd DT member is Tracy Firth. Tracy blew me away with her OTP designs and i really think she will bring something to the table and create a bit of interest in OTP designs. Welcome ladies and i hope you enjoy your time at SC.

Julie Heard has a weekly challenge "THE LITTLE THINGS" going at the moment and will run for 12 weeks. Pop in to see her weekly task each Tuesday.
Only 95 days to the retreat and all is getting very exciting. Full payments are required by 1 September so please make arrangements now if you wish to pay it off.
The DT/Artist team ran a cybercrop Friday night and wow, their challenges and examples were brilliant. Pop in and have a look. You have until Monday midnight to upload your entries in the gallery. We have also had a flood of new members so welcome and i hope you enjoy your time a SC..
Well I think I have babbled on long enough so until next time, take care and keep on chatting....

Saturday, July 5, 2008

webblog excellance award

I was very lucky to receive ths award from the beautiful Hetty. Thanks honey, it was so nice to receive.

Its now my turn to pass it on....
Who gets the “Brilliante Webblog Award“?Websites and blogs of your choice for their designs that are especially noteworthy.Here are the Award Rules:
1. The winner can take the logo
2. Place a link to the person that send you the award
3. Give the Award to at least 7 other Scrapbooking-Blogs, which by its currency,the issues of choice and for their designs are especially noteworthy
4. Put a link to these sites on your Blog.
5. Write a comment on their Blogs that they’ve won an Award

My awards go to
1. Fleur - Her creative imagination and her gift of stamping, im no stamper but I envy you.
2. Nicole - For being able to use every day items and incorporate them into your layouts and OTP projects.
3. Hetty - Your style is stunning, i love your unique style and the dimension and effort you put into it is amazing.
4. Julie H - your support and friendship is worth bottling. You inspire so many and I am so lucky to have you apart of my team.
5. Terri- I have watched you from your 1st layout until now and you now have your own style to call your own. From your ups and downs you still seem to smile and show a brilliant glow when ever you are around.
6. Anthea - For those amazing boy layouts. I feel sometimes a real connection between us, i guess because of things that have happened simular in our lives but you always seem to blow me away with layouts that i can only say WOW.
7. Sandie - For your positive look on life all the time, and your shine definetely shows in the work you do. You one clever crafty chook.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Adventure 1.... Im exhausted

I took today off to spend with Blaine for school holidays and wow am i exhauseted. We went to Phillip Island. We started off at the chocolate factory, and was very boring and a waste of time so from there we went to Amaze n things. We spent a few hours there tackling maze's and puzzles and even a game of mini gold. Apart from te rain it was a bit of fun. We had lunch there so we could recharge the batteries and start again. heres a few pics.

Could you imagine having 6 Blaines... oooh please thats a
From there we headed to the Grand Prix track. We played a few games, Blaine had a go at the slot car track and loved it and then we had a go at the go karts, now that was heaps of fun.

It was finally time to head to the penguin parade and I must say it was wet windy and bloody freezing. I was so wet cold and tired that we left and went to cowes and had dinner and I must say it was the best past I have ever had. Delicious. We used to go down there all the time b4 I was married so I knew that was where we were going to eat. i tell you the drive home was long and tedious and after a hot hot bubble bath i crawled into bed until Blaine woke me this morning (thing I might be still sleeping if he didnt.). Next Wednesday is soverign hill with snow.... wish me luck. Until next time, keep chatting.